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Standard Varieties of Chickens:

Crevecoeurs


This variety is not so generally known in this country as the Houdans, but in France, their native country, they are bred extensively for market purposes. They are considered of superior quality for the table, their flesh being white and delicately flavored. They are of gentle dispositions and do well in confinement. They have weak constitutions and require extra care and attention to breed them successfully. As layers they are only fair, and are nonsitters. They are a crested variety, having comb and crest similar to the Houdan, and in plumage are a rich, greenish black throughout.

The standard weight of cocks is 8 pounds (3.6 kg); hens, 7 pounds (3.2 kg); cockerels, 7 pounds (3.2 kg); and pullets, 6 pounds (2.7 kg).


FOR FURTHER READING...

The following images come from the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science's Poultry Breeds pages. The Crevecoeurs page contains further information about this breed's history and more images of these fowl. Clicking on each image takes you to the page specifically about that particular variety.


Crevecoeurs

Image Credits (from left to right): Copyright © 1996, Oklahoma State University Board of Regents;

Please note: These links point to pages that are being served off of the Oklahoma State University's web server, which is not part of the Chickscope project. Because of this, the pages may be missing or corrupted, and control of this is generally out of the hands of the Chickscope development team.

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